Homemade Birthday Gifts to Make

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Want to make homemade birthday gifts? Check out the ideas on this page for birthday presents, gag-gifts and more.


Making a homemade birthday gift shows the recipient that you really care, because you've taken the time to create something especially for them. It's much more personal than buying something from the store, don't you think? And even if you do buy something from the store, it's a nice idea to make something homemade as well to go along with it :-)

Have a browse below and I hope you'll find a homemade birthday present to make that's just right for the person you have in mind.


Personalized "Likes Poster"

Use our poster-generator to create a unique gift that you can print at home.

A "likes poster" is more than a just a gift, it's a compliment, because it shows how well you know a person and all the quirky things they like.

Making your poster is easy - our poster generator takes care of all the formatting for you.

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Birthday Gifts for Girls / Women

For girls, deliciously scented bath gifts are always a winner. Jewelry is a great idea too!

Want to see more? Take a peek at my complete bath and body recipe collection and my gifts for women page.

And if you want to make some pretty birthday decorations, here is a quick and easy no-sew way to make gorgeous decorative bunting.

decorative bunting


Birthday Gifts for Guys

My favorite of these ideas is the key-chain lanyard - my husband uses one all the time. Make one for your guy, and he'll think of you every time he reaches for his keys :-)


General Homemade Birthday Gift Ideas

Here's a few ideas that are great for guys or gals, just adapt the designs accordingly:


Funny Gag Gifts

Does the birthday boy or girl have a good sense of humor? If so, then a gag gift could be just the thing...

For more gag gift ideas, see my complete homemade gag gifts collection.


Last Minute Birthday Gifts

So you've left it to the last moment to find a birthday gift... what should you do? Money origami to the rescue! Fold cash into a creative gift in 5 minutes!

Want to see more? Check out my complete money origami collection.


Birthday Cards

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Printable Happy Birthday Cards

Download one of our free printable Happy Birthday cards in high quality PDF format - perfect for when you need a card in a hurry! 10 cute designs to choose from, including sweet birds, vintage, cupcakes, and more!

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Free Printable Birthday Cards

And here are 10 new designs on our free printable Birthday cards page!

Book Print Dress Card Template

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Use our free template to make gorgeous dress cards from the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and compliment your homemade birthday gifts with a beautiful card. Click here for your dress card template.


Origami Dress Card

origami dress card

Any easy-to-make homemade card with an origami evening dress. The perfect birthday card for a party girl! Click here for origami card instructions.


Origami Dahlia Card

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If you're looking for easy homemade card ideas then I'm sure you'll like this origami flower card design! Just download the free printable template and follow my step by step instructions.



Gift Wrapping Ideas

You want your gift to look its best, right? Check out these ideas for creative and beautiful ways to wrap your gift. Did you know that in Japan people often wrap gifts in colored cloth instead of paper?

Looking for more ideas? See my complete gift wrapping page.


Find what you hoped for?

How did you go? I hope you found a homemade birthday gift that was just right! If you have any comments or suggestions or just want to say hi, please contact me with this handy form.

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Happy Gifting!



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